10 Best Christmas Movies on Disney+ (2020)
Disneyland has been “the most magical place on Earth” for over 60 years, and there’s no time more magical than the holiday season. It’s no surprise, then, that the magic of Christmas has found its way to Disney+, making it a prime streaming service for viewing classic holiday movies. We’ve got some great options to make your holiday more fun! Simply click the title to watch.
The Disney streaming service costs USD 5,99 per month, or USD 59,99 per year. You can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for just $12.99 a month (cheaper than Netflix).
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10 Best Christmas Movies on Disney+
Michael Caine is Ebenezer Scrooge in this retelling of the classic Charles Dickens tale of the miser extraordinaire. He’s forced to confront the error of his ways when confronted by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Great songs and classic Muppet antics make this a family favorite.
It’s an honest mistake when Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) causes Santa Claus to fall off his roof on Christmas Eve. With Father Christmas knocked unconscious, however, it’s up to Scott and his young son to finish Santa’s trip and deliveries. They travel to the North Pole where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves of his newly inherited responsibilities. If you like The Santa Clause, be sure to check out its sequels. The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3 are available for streaming on Disney+ as well!
Produced by the eccentric Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the spooky tale of Jack Skellington, king of HalloweenTown. Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans. This classic features wonderful songs from Danny Elfman and the stop-motion animation that fans have come to love. Whether you categorize this as a Halloween movie, a Christmas movie, or both, you can’t go wrong with this film!
When his family unwittingly leaves him behind after embarking on their Christmas vacation, 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) tries to make the most of the situation. A pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin’s house, but the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. How? By planting booby traps galore! Now it’s up to him to stand his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day. Home Alone 2 and Home Alone 3 are available on Disney+ as well.
Miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who convince him of his own miserable existence. Ghosts Past, Present, and Future illustrate a bleak series of wasted opportunities, current cruelties, and a dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: Death or redemption. If you’d prefer the Mickey Mouse and Scrooge McDuck version of this story, Disney+ also offers Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983).
Taking place shortly after the Beast saved her from wolves, Belle and the servants about the castle anticipate the coming Christmas season. She is shocked to hear, however, that the Beast has housed a deep-seated hatred for the season ever since he was transformed. Belle is determined to change his mind.
Kris Kringle’s son (Bill Hader) gets cold feet when it’s his time to take over as the new Santa. It’s up to his sister, Noelle (Anna Kendrick), to find him and save Christmas by keeping the family tradition alive.
Kris Kringle is the embodiment of Santa Claus, so it’s no surprise he is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy’s following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is the real deal. Others merely question his sanity. This is one of the original holiday classics. If you’ve never streamed it, now is the time!
Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past. If you’re longing for more nostalgic trips with Mickey and the gang, the sequel, Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas is on Disney+ too!
Estranged from his father, college student Jake (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving the gift of a classic Porsche. When a bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without identification or money to help him make the journey. To make matters even worse, his girlfriend Allie (Jessica Biel) does not know where he is, and she accepts a cross-country ride from Jake’s rival, Eddie.
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